The ClubSwan 80, the latest member of the ClubSwan range, once again demonstrates that this division of Nautor Swan offers yachts that are based on the values of style, speed, innovation, technology and competitive sailing potential.
The fast, fun and innovative Maxi completes the ClubSwan yachts range, and sits alongside the small but technogically advanced ClubSwan 36 with which it shares some features for ease of handling such as the advanced hull form, the sail plan, and the innovative underwater appendages. The model sits between the ClubSwan 50 which marked a new era in One-Design, and the super maxi ClubSwan 125, which is already a proven winner with overall victory at the Rolex Fastnet Race and line honous at the Caribbean 600 2022.
The ClubSwan 80 was built by Persico Marine – Nautor Swan’s strategic partner – and an international shipyard renowned globally for its expertise in building high-performance racing yachts.
The ClubSwan 80 design answers a specific brief for a fast Maxi optimised to race with an optional interior that allows owners to enjoy time at sea between races.
The model is specifically designed to race inshore, for medium range offshore events and for the traditional Maxi circuit.
Enrico Chieffi – Project Leader
Juan Kouyoumdjan – Naval Architect
Vittorio Volontè – Project Manager
Federico Michetti – Class Manager
Persico Marine – Builder
Pure Engineering LCC – Engineering
Nauta Design – Interior
The new model features a canting keel of 4.75m, which is proving to be a great compromise between having a very fast, deep keel while also allowing the yacht to enter into harbors and ports without any limitation.
The ClubSwan 80 has twin rudders, as usually adopted in its new shape as designed by Juan Kouyoumdjian (as happened for ClubSwan 36), and a canard. More specifically, a rotating canard has been adopted for sailing in short racing in light/medium winds (VMG), but also to grant a big flexibility in the tactical situation that are very common in the tight fleet racing.
The very long, retractable bowsprit, together with the very light displacement related to the canting keel, makes the yacht a real monster downwind, providing an enormous amount of fun while sailing.
The yacht comes with a minimal, stylish interior designed by Nauta Yachts, with the aim to combine the very high performance with a degree of comfort inside. A more luxurious version with a full set of options is also possible, being fully aware it may affect sailing performance.
A client can choose to add comfort, but in the interest of One-Design and performance the ClubSwan 80 has been designed and built to be as fast and light as possible.
Racing has been in Nautor Swan’s DNA since the very beginning and the brand’s thrilling regattas are the most eagerly awaited events by Swan owners.
ClubSwan has always been associated with racing and specifically One-Design racing. The owners enjoy the competition and the coherent, cost-effective package, both from a race programme and original investment point of view. With strict owner-driver rules and One-Design boats, the winning formula is maintaining friendly competition with a chivalrous spirit.
The ClubSwan 80 will take full advantage of this well-established, global circuit of events, developed by ClubSwan racing. And, in addition, the ClubSwan Racing team is developing a tailormade circuit for the new Maxi yacht.
The ClubSwan 80 has also been conceived to race the most prestigious Maxi yacht events, such as the Rolex Maxi Cup or Les Voiles de St Tropez.